We love iStockphoto.com, a website resource that provides royalty-free stock images, media and design elements. Stock photos are ready-made images that are licensable for use in your advertising or promotional materials to illustrate specific things, concepts or ideas.
Many of our clients do not have the budget to hire an expert photographer or travel to multiple shoot locations to create a series of images that fit their concept. iStockphoto.com solves this problem by allowing us to search their vast library of images to find a photo that fits our client’s needs. Here are a few of the reasons why we find iStockphoto.com to be the best resource for this…
iStockphoto.com has huge library of stock photos, vector illustrations, video and audio files. Rarely do we find ourselves at a loss for an image to illustrate a concept. In fact, sometimes finding an image is difficult because there are so many to choose from.
The files at iStockphoto.com come in a variety of different sizes and resolutions and there is always a high quality version available so we can use it for print, web, large format, etc.
There are some places online to get free images, but it is important that you have the license to use them. That’s what is great about iStockphoto.com. All of the images you purchase are licensed from personal and commercial use. Other sites like Getty Images or Corbis tend to charge 10 times what iStockphoto.com charges.